By Georges Simenon
Maigret et l. a. Vieille Dame est un roman policier de Georges Simenon publié en 1950. Il fait partie de los angeles série des Maigret.
L'écriture de ce roman par Simenon s'est déroulée entre les 29 novembre et eight décembre 1949.
Maigret a reçu dans son bureau de l. a. PJ l. a. visite d'une vieille dame, Valentine Besson, qui habite à Étretat. los angeles vieille dame est venue lui raconter que sa bonne, Rose, est morte empoisonnée, après avoir bu le somnifère qui était destiné à Valentine. Maigret se rend sur position, et apprend à connaître l. a. famille de Valentine: los angeles vieille dame a deux beaux-fils, Charles, le député, et le oisif Théo; elle a aussi une fille d'un leading mariage, Arlette. Qui parmi eux peut bien en vouloir à l. a. vieille dame, qui a perdu toute sa fortune et se contente de vivre paisiblement dans sa modeste villa ?
By Jules Vallès
En 1872, Jules Vallès, l'un des journalistes les plus célèbres de son temps, est condamné à mort pour son engagement dans l. a. Commune de Paris ; exilé à Londres, il se lance dans l'écriture d'un récit d'enfance, à mi-chemin entre le roman et l'autobiographie : L'Enfant, preferable volet de los angeles trilogie des Mémoires d'un révolté, paraît en 1878. Dédié à tous ceux qui, " pendant leur enfance, furent tyrannisés par leurs maîtres ou rossés par leurs mom and dad ", le livre fait scandale : en relatant le quotidien d'un jeune garçon d'alors, Vallès y brosse un tableau impitoyable de deux associations vénérées, los angeles famille et l'école. Véritable cri d'insoumission, cette œuvre initia un débat autour des droits de l'enfant, à l'époque quasi inexistants ; elle inspira des générations d'écrivains, de Jules Renard à Louis-Ferdinand Céline, et fut saluée à sa sortie par Zola, qui écrivit : " Je désire qu'on lise ce livre. Si j'ai quelque autorité, je demande qu'on le lise, par amour du expertise et de l. a. vérité. Les œuvres de cette puissance sont rares. Quand il en paraît une, il faut qu'elle soit mise dans toutes les mains. "
By Joe Clifford
In a frigid New Hampshire wintry weather, Jay Porter is making an attempt to eke out a dwelling and retain a few semblance of a dating along with his former female friend and their two-year-old son. while he gets an pressing name that Chris, his drug-addicted brother, is being wondered by way of the sheriff approximately his lacking junkie company associate, Jay feels obliged to return to his rescue. After Jay negotiates his brother's liberate from the county detention center, Chris disappears into the evening. As Jay starts off to look for him, he's plunged right into a cauldron of gruesome lies and long-kept secrets and techniques that may tear aside his small fatherland and threaten the lives of Jay and all these he holds pricey. robust forces come into play that might cease at not anything till Chris is lifeless and the knowledge he harbors is destroyed.
By Jean-François Beauchemin
Au cœur de los angeles forêt, à l’écart du reste des hommes, un père et son jeune fils mènent une life sauvage, dure et désolée, semblable à celles des bêtes qu’ils côtoient.
Un jour, l’inévitable collision entre cette réalité et celle du monde civilisé se produit, et le fragile édifice psychological construit par eux se lézarde, puis s’écroule.
By Robert Cohen
Acclaimed, award-winning novelist Robert Cohen provides a daring, provocative exploration of the panic of midlife, stick with- ing males plateaued on both sides in their forties and the unforeseen outcomes of adjusting course.
Teddy Hastings is a brand new England heart university primary determined for transcendence. Unmoored by means of his brother’s dying and a health and wellbeing scare of his personal, he attempts to develop his traditional lifestyles and lands up unemployed and at the unsuitable part of the legislation. in the meantime, Oren Pierce, a consistent with- petual grad scholar from manhattan, abandons, a little bit to his personal shock, his look for the intense and starts off settling into the common-or-garden life that Teddy seeks to flee. What comforts Oren alarms Teddy, and their paths overlap as Teddy’s quest for the unknown and unusual adventure takes him on a rash journey to Africa, leaving Oren to imagine the trimmings of his existence, together with Teddy’s spouse Gail.
Amateur Barbarians showcases a author on the height of hispowers, tracing household ambivalence, the comedian perils of introspection and hope, and the phobia of an unlived existence with Cohen’s signature wit and uncanny belief, proving all over again why he used to be touted by way of The ny instances booklet Review because the “heir to Saul Bellow and Philip Roth.”
By Jan Karon
The 7th novel of Karon's loved sequence is now on hand in paperback. Father Tim and Cynthia are again domestic in Mitford, the place they locate swap within the air: a haircut price battle that takes no prisoners and a dicy new menu merchandise on the Grill.
By Michael Cisco
A dwelling kind of funds ends up in the unraveling of the world.
"The financial institution is there to avoid wasting and lend."
"Workers paintings and shoppers spend."
Praise by way of China Miéville:
Any new novel by way of Cisco, one of many key figures within the experimental tremendous, is reason for satisfaction. Animal funds, like such a lot of his paintings, is superb and critical and sui generis. just like the sentient funds it depicts, the ebook turns out to extend and forge on with its personal unusual conspiracies. concurrently the strangest high-finance mystery ever and a rumination on worth concept and the monetary shituation (sic), it merits to impress as a lot pleasure between philosophers of cash because it does between aficionados of strange fiction.
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By Geoff Nicholson
Lady Ruins is a stunning hybrid of Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead and Evelyn Waugh's The Decline and Fall.Geoff Nicholson's novel tells the tale of Christopher Howell, a cult architect who allegedly outfitted only one construction, and the quest for that fabled building—reputedly a wild, willful amalgam of types starting from eleventh century Norman to twentieth century Neutra. Ingeniously equipped into the narrative are bits of Howell's essays which have a good time the belief of the "Cardboard House" and the structure of impermanence. whilst Howell's daughter—and keeper of his flame—Kelly and a Howell groupie named Jack Dexter hook up in a free-falling love affair, the hunt for this apocryphal development turns into a look for a misplaced previous. Brilliantly humorous and heavily obsessive, lady Ruins indicates how the castles we construct are usually symbols of our owns wishes, follies, and sumptuous obsessions.
By George Eliot
Maggie Tulliver and her older brother Tom stay a contented, sheltered adolescence at Durlcote Mill at the River Floss. even though Maggie and Tom are vastly different--he is pragmatic and rational, whereas she longs for highbrow earnings and worldly experiences--they proportion a robust bond that's bolstered as they're pressured to accommodate a good kin debt, the lack of the mill, and the eventual demise in their father. whilst Tom leaves to earn again the family's former property, Maggie eventually profits the liberty to event lifestyles past the mill. however the relationships she cultivates in her new-found independence--those with males, in particular--complicate her reference to her brother and the 2 locate it very unlikely to return to their uncomplicated existence on the mill at the Floss.
Encompassing filial accountability, girl independence and the inflexible morality of early 19th century England, The Mill at the Floss partly displays the scandal created by way of writer George Eliot's courting with the already married George Henry Lewes. The Mill at the Floss has been tailored for the degree, movie, and tv, together with the 1997 single-episode model of the radical, with Emily Watson and Bernard Hill portraying the characters of Maggie and Mr. Tulliver.
By Taeko Tomioka, Louise Heal Kawai
It's the early eighties, and the housing is booming. formerly unpopulated mountainous components of the japanese nation-state are being leveled to house new waves of individuals. equally, a brand new wave of feminism, rather a metamorphosis in attitudes towards marriage and child-rearing, is transforming into one of the girls of Japan. either the actual and social landscapes are in flux. In her early forties, married, and childless via selection, Kyoko has no compunction approximately getting what she desires. but if she starts off a dating with a guy who's as conventional and conformist as they arrive, the result's from time to time uncomfortable, at others comical, yet eventually fatal.
Beautifully written through Taeko Tomioka, a well known poet, construction Waves is usually droll in tone, yet consistently touching in its portrayal of a tradition divided, and eventually swept away, by means of ferocious waves of switch.